Creativity: Set Apart
Today is our 3rd blog post in our series on Creativity! The first blog was about creativity being a new wineskin for the body of Christ. Our second post was about how creativity, for Christians, is on attack because the enemy sees its potential for God’s glory.
In today’s post we will be talking about how our creativity as Christians will set us apart from other people. In the previous blogs, we’ve already established that our God is a creative God! He created the entire universe, and He is continually creating through us, His creation, on a daily basis. Because we serve such a creative God, Christians should be the ones paving the way and setting the trends in the artistic world!
If His creativity lives on the inside of us, how come we aren’t letting it flow through us? The enemy likes to stifle our creativity as Christians because he knows it will set us apart from the rest of the world. When we flow in God’s creativity, people will soon start to see the anointing upon us and they will see the difference within us. They will notice that we aren’t like them, but that we are like Christ!
Christians who realize the potential inside of them for divine creativity are challenged to do the impossible. They will dream to do things that have never been done before. They will step outside the box because they realize that with God working through them – nothing is impossible!
“Throughout history, people have faced problems that seemed impossible to everyone, but not to one.”
Let’s look at the beginning of the Bible in the book of Genesis. In these first few chapters there is the story of creation and some details about the first people on earth. Here is a brief description of the first inventors mentioned in the Bible.
Genesis 4:20-22, “Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. Zillah also bore Tubal-cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron.”
So here we read that Jabal was the first person to invent tents and to use them for protection for he and his livestock. Jubal was the inventor of the first musical instruments, and Tubal-cain was the inventor of tools made of bronze and iron. These men took the resources that were available to them and made instruments out of them. Instruments used to increase their productivity and also for their enjoyment.
They used God’s divine creativity to invent things that would forever change mankind’s living conditions. Could you imagine sleeping in a field without a tent? Could you imagine what it was like to actually create music for the first time in the history of humanity? Could you imagine being the first person to realize that bronze and iron were valuable metals to be used for countless instruments? These men were given that privilege because they explored new territory and created things that had never existed before!
Releasing your creativity is a release of the God-brilliance on the inside of you. If someone tells you your dream is something that is unnecessary, unrealistic, or excessive – evaluate that voice. Your creative God-dream will bring kingdom promotion into your life!
Today, we dare you to dream big! Be challenged to look at a situation and see it differently. How can you use the resources that are already made available to you in a new and fresh way? Don’t come at it with your own creativity, but ask God to allow His divine creativity to flow through you instead!